Endometriosis affects 10-14% of women and is characterized by endometrial implants outside the uterus lining. These are often painful, associated with inflammation, and can result in scarring/adhesive disease. Unfortunately, it takes an average of 6-10 [READ MORE]
Adopting a low-inflammatory and low-processed food diet, exercising most days of the week, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce cardiovascular inflammation. Schedule an appointment to discuss your risk factors for heart disease and appropriate screening tests. We are committed to keeping our patients healthy and want to help you reduce your chance of heart disease.
Most women experience discomfort when Aunt Flo comes to visit. However, there are varying degrees of pain associated with menstruating, as it affects women differently depending on the symptoms and causes. Heavy menstruation and severe cramps not alleviated by a healthy lifestyle and use of over-the-counter pain relievers should be evaluated further by a specialist.
There are conditions that can affect the bladder – pregnancy and childbirth, trauma, prolapse of pelvic organs, menopause, infections, inflammation, and cancer. It is important to see your healthcare provider if you experience blood in the urine, burning with urination, urinary urgency or frequency, difficulty emptying, urinary incontinence or pelvic pain.
Itching down below isn’t always yeast. Vulvar itching is one of the main symptoms of lichen sclerosus. Lichen sclerosus (LSA) is a skin condition that affects the genital and anal areas but can occur on the upper body, breasts, and upper arms.
Hepatitis is a virus. I will speak specifically about Hepatitis A, B, and C. The symptoms can include abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, joint pain, jaundice, and gray-colored stools.
We know there is a very strong mind-body connection. Many things that are good for the heart and body are also very good for the brain. Here is a list of practices that can keep your brain in tip tops shape.
Everyone is at risk of skin cancer – regardless of age, gender or race. Your skin needs protectionfrom the sun in order to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are attributable to UV exposure.
April is STD awareness month. What are STD’s? They are infections that are transmitted through sexual acts. Most people don’t realize that this includes oral sex. There are ways to prevent the spread of STD’s during oral sex.
Whether you've just had a baby or are experiencing menopause, all women know the issues that come along with either of those scenarios. Votiva is a device designed to treat the issues many women experience after having children or with menopause.
The leading cause of death for men and women in the United States is heart disease. Heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 deaths annually. If you are interested in discussing your risk for heart disease then schedule an appointment or mention it at your next annual.
We know that many patients have questions about whether an annual visit is needed yearly. Dr. Jukes and her team know that a yearly Well Women Exam is the foundation for wellness, disease identification, and management, as well as a key component to promoting healthy life. Having a yearly gynecological exam is an important aspect of responsible preventative healthcare and ensures your physical and reproductive well-being.
November is American Diabetes Month- so it's a great time to remind our patients of the importance of your annual bloodwork. Your annual bloodwork will measure your fasting glucose levels. A high level of fasting [READ MORE]
October is breast cancer awareness month and a good time for all of us to consider risk factors for developing breast cancer. Most are familiar with the risk factors related to family and certain gene mutations (BRCA), but it’s important to also consider lifestyle-related risk factors. These are important because these are the risk factors you can do something about. We call these risk factors, modifiable. They differ from the non-modifiable risk factors like age and genetics.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease.
Over the past 40 years, the number of deaths per year from cervical cancer has declined by 50 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, the decrease in mortality is due in large part to the higher frequency of pap smears, which started in the ’70s.
In my 12 plus years of caring for women, I have heard every excuse in the book for not exercising…. “I don’t have time”, “I have kids”, “I can’t afford a gym”, “I don’t know where to start”, etc. Weight is a concern for many of my patients. Excess weight also increases risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I am a firm believer in healthy diet and exercise, both to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight.
According to the National Cancer Institute the BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that are responsible for producing tumor suppressor proteins. When there is a mutation in one of these genes it increases the chance that DNA damage isn’t repaired properly.
Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Rates of melanoma are rising rapidly, especially in younger people. In fact, cases of melanoma have tripled in the last 30 years, at a time when cancer rates for other common cancers have declined.
By “Vaginal Kung Fu” Allure and their experts mean hoisting rocks with pelvic floor muscles. That does sound less sexy, doesn’t it? I am using Kung Fu in the title for this post, even though it pains me more than slightly, so this piece appears in searches as this technique is unnecessary and potentially harmful.
Food acts as medicine, says Leder Scholar One quarter of Baltimore residents don't have easy access to stores stocking healthy foods, and empty calories from sugar and solid fats make up 40% of the daily [READ MORE]
Many women are surprised to learn that their ability to conceive decreases with age. According to the CDC “A women’s chances of having a baby decrease rapidly every year after 30”. ACOG (The American College [READ MORE]
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle wasting and weakness. It is the most common genetic cause of infant death, and the carrier frequency is about 1 [READ MORE]
February makes us think about Hallmark cards, flowers, and heart shaped boxes of chocolate. But let’s take a minute to think about HEART Disease in women. Heart Attack Signs in Women Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, [READ MORE]
This brief questionnaire will help you determine whether you should be further evaluated for either Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome or Lynch syndrome. On average, the quiz takes less than 1 minute to complete. Did [READ MORE]
Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, about 1 ½ lb. cored and cut into florets about 1 inch in diameter 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil ½ tsp. kosher salt Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange the cauliflower [READ MORE]
Epidemiological study cohorts have shown a gradual increase in the worldwide incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Based on the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014, 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes aged 20 years or older (12.3% of the adult population), and 1 in 4 do not know it.
Ingredients: 1 lb. long, slender green beans such as Blue Lake or Kentucky Wonder, ends trimmed 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 or 2 yellow tomatoes, [READ MORE]
Ingredients: 2 large fennel bulbs, trimmed and each cut into 6 to 8 wedges 2 bunches cherry tomatoes on the vine Olive oil for drizzling Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Directions: Place [READ MORE]
Ingredients: 1 ½ lb. sirloin steak, cut into think strips Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 tsp. chili oil ¼ cup olive oil 1 green onion, thinly sliced ¾ lb. slender asparagus, [READ MORE]
Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbs. white vinegar 2 tsp. Ideal Protein balsamic vinaigrette 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1 cup baby arugula leaves 1/2 head radicchio, torn into bite-size pieces 1 head escarole, [READ MORE]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan [READ MORE]
We have all experienced insomnia - the inability to fall asleep or the inability to stay asleep. Occasional situational insomnia related to stress is common. However, chronic poor sleep quality can impact your ability to [READ MORE]
This year in the United States, more than 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed, and approximately 14,000 women will die of the disease.3 About one in 75 women will get a diagnosis [READ MORE]
Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this [READ MORE]
Ingredients: 3 to 3 ½ lb. boneless pork shoulder roast Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 jar (24.5 oz./695 g) apple cider sage braising sauce Slow-Cooker Method: Season the pork [READ MORE]
Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil 4 halibut fillets, each about 4 oz., skin removed Extra-fine French grey sea salt to taste ½ cup thinly sliced green onion 10 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 cup torn [READ MORE]
Public Health Alert Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected species mosquito. The most common symptoms are fever, [READ MORE]
Have you experienced changes in your vaginal health since menopause? Did you know that over 40% of post-menopausal women experience symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, painful urination or pain during intercourse? It’s OK to [READ MORE]
Painful intercourse, or dyspareunia is a common complaint of women prior to, during and after menopause. It is caused by a decrease in estrogen levels in the body. The vaginal tissues really love estrogen. During [READ MORE]
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology more than 8,500 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer each day. Melanoma is the [READ MORE]
After menopause, when estrogen levels decline, many women experience changes that can really affect quality of life. And, studies show that only 25% of women seek help from their doctor. Did you know that there [READ MORE]
Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, cut lengthwise into quarters ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 clove garlic finely grated 1 tsp. finely grate lemon zest 1 [READ MORE]
Ingredients 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp. thin, crosswise-cut garlic slices ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes 1 bunch broccoli, about ½ lb. Directions In a small frying pan over medium-low heat, combine the [READ MORE]
Ingredients 6 bell peppers, seeded and cut into strips or bite-sized pieces 12 oz. cherry tomatoes, stemmed 4 to 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 2 [READ MORE]
Event Details Location: Camp Mabry Date: 4/9/2016 Check-in Festival Start: 10:00AM Walk Start: 11:00AM Walk Coordinator: Derek Dodson email@example.com Phone: 817-629-3832 Read More about local Hero, Maggie Jukes
Preventing STDs may sound like a no brainer but STDs are more common than you realize. People do not walk around with a scarlet letter indicating they have chlamydia, herpes or HIV. The reality is [READ MORE]
Serves one person 2 cups zucchini, finely sliced 1 tsp. grape seed oil Cumin powder Sea salt & pepper to taste Preheat oven at 400F. On a large baking sheet, place zucchini slices evenly. Now, [READ MORE]
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